Flaky Honey, Lime, & Cilantro Salmon

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"This is a tasty salmon dish that adds honey, cilantro, and lime which is baked in foil and then broiled to tender, flaky perfection. From: creme de la Crumb"

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (256.3 g)
  • Calories 522.2
  • Total Fat - 32.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 151.1 mg
  • Sodium - 196 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 17.9 g
  • Protein - 36.9 g
  • Calcium - 40.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Line and grease a large baking sheet with foil. Lay salmon on foil and season with salt and pepper on both sides to taste. Slip lime slices underneath the salmon.

Step 3

Stir together butter, lime juice, honey, and garlic. Pour mixture over salmon. Fold sides of foil up over the salmon (don't worry if it doesn't cover the salmon completely).

Step 4

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Step 5

Switch oven to broil and cook another 5 minutes. Sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top and serve.

NOTE 1: Don't stress about the size of your salmon fillet. This recipe is very forgiving and works for one very large salmon, a couple of medium-sized fillets, or even several small individual fillets.

NOTE 2: For an even lighter version, you can cut back the butter to 4 tablespoons instead of a half cup (8 tablespoons). Keep in mind though that for a very large salmon fillet, 8 tablespoons is not a terribly huge amount when divided between 4-6 servings.


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


What a "Flaky" delight...we just loved this sweet and tart salmon dish...I cut back on the butter...and the amount was just perfect for keeping the salmon moist and tasty...the cilantro added a nice touch...served this along side of a cilantro lime rice and steamed asparagus...made for "Players Favorites" tag game...


review by:
(26 Mar 2021)


We loved this for dinner. Loved the combination of flavors and how easy it was to make. We ate this is wild rice and broccoli.


review by:
(8 Mar 2021)


Wonderful salmon - made as directed but forgot the cilantro. Served with baked potatoes and frozen veggies. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(19 Jan 2019)


We loved this, and enjoyed every delicious drop of butter! The salmon turned out perfectly cooked and flaky. Very moist and delicious! Thanks for sharing. Made for FYC tag game.


review by:
(7 Jun 2017)

Susie D

Excellent dish! The whole family raved about this dish. It hit the marks in all areas: taste, easy to prepare, quick cooking, and pretty on the plate. It is truly company worthy, but easy and quick enough for regular menu rotation. I also liked that it is made with ingredients I normally have on hand. I opted to cut the butter in half and thought it was more than enough. This recipe is going into my Best of cookbook. Thank you for sharing another of your fab fish recipes!


review by:
(6 May 2017)

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